CHRISTMAS AT THE JOHNSTON COLLECTION | 2014 – 2015
'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Thursday 6 November 2014 – Tuesday 24 February 2015
The spectacular Christmas at The Johnston Collection 2014-2015 exhibition T’was The Night Before Christmas opens on 6 November with the rooms of Fairhall house-museum set to sparkle with the exquisite decorations created by over 55 artists and craftspeople from the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast area.
Christmas at The Johnston Collection is an ever-popular exhibition held from November to February each year, showcasing the work of country-based artists and craftspeople from around Victoria, with a particular region featured annually.
This year The Johnston Collection is honoured to have artists and craftspeople from the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast region creating pieces inspired by the Collection which will be displayed throughout the house-museum, against the backdrop of William Johnston’s extraordinary collection.
Working collaboratively as part of The Geelong Artisans Group, participants include members of Geelong & District Porcelain Painters, Geelong Handweavers & Spinners Guild Inc, Geelong Patchworkers & Quilters’ Guild Inc, Leopold Lacemakers, The Bead Society of Victoria (Geelong branch), The Embroiderers Guild of Victoria (Geelong branch), The Trolly Dolly Cloth Doll Club Inc, as well as individual artists.
The makers have been working on their pieces for over eighteen months with some individual pieces taking hundreds of hours to complete.
The Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast region has created a truly inspiring project and we encourage you to book early for this popular house-museum tour.